By CCN Markets: Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck was dealt a significant blow in January 2018, losing $ 530 million worth of New Economy Movement (NEM) tokens to an unknown group of hackers. It is widely believed that North Korean hackers were behind the biggest crypto exchange theft ever. But Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that Russian hackers were the ones who orchestrated the attack. Russian breadcrumbs in the Coincheck crypto exchange hack The Japanese newspaper says that the examination of a Coincheck employee’s personal computer revealed a malware associated with Russian hackers. The hack was a result of the crypto exchange’s
Embattled crypto exchange Coincheck has announced the resumption of trading pairs for XRP and FCT tokens effective Monday, November 26. In a statement on its website signed by company President Toshihiko Katsuya, it was revealed that starting from Monday, deposits and sales of the two cryptocurrencies will be partially restored alongside a few ancillary services.
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Barely before the ink had dried on the news that Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif had been hacked and slightly less than US$ 60 million stolen, the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan has released a report highlighting the vulnerability of Japan’s crypto space. According to the NPA, the number of incidents involving the theft of funds
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